## Tuesday, January 31, 2012

### Measurement Games

Metric Gum Parlor

Metric Length Pop-Ups

Unit Conversion Memory Game (Money, Time, Customary, & Metric)

AAA Measurement – Tutorials, Information, and Games

Measurement Games (This link will take you to many different games, some may not be helpful, just check them out and see)

### TEST IS FRIDAY!!!!!

The test is Friday and I am worried that we may not have a great understanding of the units and what they represent. So today that's what we are working on. There will be 5 questions on the test that are asking for the unit to best describe something. So to practice this the assignment for today is....

Page 490
1-14 (skip #4 and #8)
Page 494
1-4 and 6-9

Also today in class we are going to make sure we can convert units that require more than 1 step. The following will be answered in class today﻿...

• How many yards are ina mile?
• How many inches are in a yard?
• How many cups are in a gallon?
• How many ounces are in a quart?
• How many ounces are in a ton?
{2 of these will be needed on Friday's Test}

## Monday, January 30, 2012

### UNIT CONVERSIONS REVIEW & EXTRA CREDIT!!!!!!!!

Today in class all time will be dedicated to reviewing our unit conversions, both metric and customary. Here is a copy of the worksheet that will be given in class for completion along with 6 bonus problems.

Also everyone will be given an EXTRA CREDIT assignment also about converting measurements.

## Thursday, January 26, 2012

### 1/26/2012 HOMEWORK

Page 502 1-22

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 Memorizing the order of the prefixes is extremely important. The conversion units underneath are only useful if you are going to use Method 2: The Goal Post
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 I don't believe any students chose to use this method to work any of the problems. I am showing it just in case. Remember you will have to know the correct conversion units in order for this method to be successful.

## Wednesday, January 25, 2012

### METRICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today we talked about the Metric System. The following pictures are the notes from the board.

IF YOU WERE NOT IN SCHOOL TODAY AND MISSED THE LECTURE AND LESSON QUIZ YOU NEED TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING ASSIGNMENT.

Copy the tables from pages 492-493
Complete page 494 1-10

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## Tuesday, January 24, 2012

### I HAVE WHO HAS?

Today in class we reviewed converting customary units with the game "I Have Who Has?" It was interesting. Most everyone has begun to use the "Goal Post" method to solve these problems. If you need a refresher you can read yesterdays posts.

Tonight for homework - As an attempt to wrap up customary units, I need you to write a recipe card about the following problem.

A can of green beans weighs 13 ounces. How many pounds does a case of 24 cans weigh?

## Monday, January 23, 2012

### A NEW METHOD?

I have a new method to share. It is Mr. Estes' Goal Post Method, today in class we will look at this method, work many examples and hopefully some of you will find it to be a more successful method for you to use.

For tonights assignment we are going to work the following 10 problems. If you prefer the old method you are welcome to use it on tonights problems.

READ the problem carefully, see if you can point out the mistakes and make a conclusion about the safety of the gentleman who is about to jump.

## Friday, January 20, 2012

### CUSTOMARY MEASUREMENT CONVERSIONS

Today in class was very interesting. We started with a seating game that turned out to be a great review. We then began talking about converting customary measures (inches, feet, gallons, quarts, tons, etc.). Here are the lecture notes that were seen in class.

Here is a list of all the Customary Units we will be working with:
CUSTOMARY UNITS
1 yard = 3 feet
1 mile = 5280 feet
1 foot = 12 inches
1 cup = 8 ounces
1 quart = 2 pints
1 gallon = 4 quarts
1 ton = 2000 pounds
1 pound = 16 ounces

Monday we will start with a review and play a card game called "I have Who has"

## Thursday, January 19, 2012

### RATIOS & PERCENTS REVIEW

This was originally going to be a quiz but I changed my mind so it is now a daily grade/homework grade. You may use a calculator. The following information may come in handy so please read it and use it.

A proportion is a statement showing that two ratios are equivalent.

***So that means when you are asked to write a proportion you are writing two equivalent ratios***

If you need to print this out click on each page and then right click and select print.

## Tuesday, January 17, 2012

### CONVERTING MEASUREMENTS

Today's Do Now was about measurements both customary and metric. You will be given another sheet very similar to this one in class tomorrow. Please make sure you know all of these measurements by Thursday for the quiz.

### "I CAN"

Today in class we went over all the "I CAN" statements for our unit on Ratio, Rates, & Percents. Check out the picture below, as of today everything but the last bullet has been covered.

Tomorrow in class you will be working problems to review all the content from the unit. On Thursday all students will be taking a quiz over all the content covered up to this point.

I will post the review problems tomorrow.

## Friday, January 13, 2012

### DON'T FORGET IT FRIDAY

Our review for this Friday is to remember how to add unlike fractions.

Students need to complete the recipe card that I have provided. If you aren't in class to get the card you can make your own that looks similar to the photo below.
 Sorry it's sideways :(

### IT'S FRIDAY! IT'S FRIDAY! IT'S FRIDAY!

In class we began with our Do Now that led us into a discussion about changing percents (%) into decimals.

Knowing how to change %'s to decimals can help doing some percent problems quicker and allow you to work without using the formula shown below

Simply change the percent to a decimal and multiply by the number given. REMEMBER the word "of" means to multiply.

## Thursday, January 12, 2012

### PERCENTS PERCENTS

Today in class we put away Method 1 which is pictured below.

New today is the formula to help us solve percent problems.

Tonights homework is to re-do the board problems from last night using Method 2.
Also complete Page 392 3-10.

## Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Don't stress guys. I told you all this is something new. I also said that nobody knows how to work the problems like this. We will keep working problems like this tomorrow. You will be learning the old method tomorrow.

With tonight's homework you can always divide the value by the number of fives that make up the percent. To do this:
1. mark the percent given in the problem
2. Count all the 5's that make up the percent from the problem
3. Divide the value given in the problem by the number of 5's.
4. Take that number and multiply by 20 to get the final answer.

I hope this helps

### 1/11/12 HOMEWORK

25% of a number is 30, find the number.
20% of a number is 36.4, find the number.
10% of a number is 5, find the number.
65% of a number is 156, find the number.
85% of a number is 97.75, find the number.
60% of a number is 37.8, find the number.
45% of a number is 94.5, find the number.
30% of a number is 54, find the number.
5% of a number is 2.28, find the number.
75% of a number is 40.56, find the number.

## Tuesday, January 10, 2012

### THE IMPORTANCE OF EXPLANATION

I know you've heard for a very very long time that explaining is important. All of us know that 25 divided by 5 is 5, but because the man in the suit was not great at explaining he could not make Ma and Pa Kettle believe him. Sadly because Ma and Pa Kettle are persuasive their arguments are believeable.

Assignment -

Halley and Alma are writing the rate \$108 in 6 weeks as a unit rate.

Halley wrote

Alma wrote
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Who is correct? Explain your reasoning.﻿

## Monday, January 9, 2012

### RATES & UNIT RATE

Today in class we continued to talk about ratios but applied them to sentence problems. The following are all the slides from today's class.

 We answered this in class before we discussed how tosolve the problems. Most of us know how to solve these problems without realizing. 75 dollars              = ________ dollars 15 hamburgers                  1 hamburger Treating this just like equivalent ratios, we divided both sides by 15 to find out that each hamburger cost \$5.

 We answered this in class before we discussed how tosolve the problems. Most of us know how to solve these problems without realizing. From the first sentence the rate can be found. 7 hours    =  35 hours 4 lawns                 lawn Again treating this just like equivalent ratios we multiplied the numerator and denominator by 5 to get 20 lawns.

 A comparison of 2 quatities.

 This worksheet was handed out in class and will be added shortly.
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## Friday, January 6, 2012

### DON'T FORGET IT FRIDAY!

So we are starting something new. Every Friday until the end of the year we will be reviewing old content. Today we began with 5 problems pulled from earlier lessons this year.

1. Write a situation to describe a negative integer.
2. Multiply. 4871 x 14
3. 3+4+7=3+7+4 is an example of the ___________ property.
4. Divide 13872 ÷ 4
5. Find the Greatest Common Factor (GCF) of 12 and 42.

## Tuesday, January 3, 2012

### COMPUTER LAB ASSIGNMENT FOR WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY

CLICK ON THIS LINK.....BE SURE TO FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS. THERE ARE 5 WEBSITES ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE SCREEN AND THOSE ARE THE ONLY 5 WEBSITES YOU ARE TO VISIT. ALL DIRECTIONS ARE GIVEN AT THE TOP OF THE SCREEN. PAY ATTENTION BECAUSE EACH WEBSITE HAS DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS. I HOPE THIS ACTIVITY HELPS YOU AND PREPARES YOU FOR YOUR QUIZ ON FRIDAY. GOOD LUCK!